It is well known that students learn best with full immersion. STARLAB is an amazing teaching tool that allows teachers to bring the stars inside at any time of the day. The STARLAB is a portable planetarium that holds up to 28 students. Inside, a projector shows the night sky devoid of light pollutants. In addition to teaching about constellations, planets, moon phases, and mythology, teachers can engage in cross-curriculum teaching using cylinders on continental drift, geography, and the human cell. Each year, Shangri La sponsors workshops to allow teachers to develop the expertise to use this resource in their classrooms. After their training, teachers are allowed free use of the STARLAB at schools. With STARLAB, students will be magically transported deep into space as they view the night sky. Many students have never seen the constellations featured in STARLAB, and many have never taken the time to look at the sky. It is important to remember that, over the years, scientists have learned an enormous amount of information by looking to the night sky! It is through the work of astronomers that we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the universe, the nature of our galaxy, the composition of our Solar System, and the condition of each of the planets. Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Stark Museum of Art Education Center, 812 Green Avenue Orange, Texas 77630, across 7th Street from the Stark Museum of Art Lunch will be provided. Each teacher will receive 6 hours of Professional Development and will be certified to use the STARLAB equipment in the future. To reserve your space in the workshop, or for additional questions, please call 409-670-0803.